A man was arrested by Nanaimo RCMP after screaming and brandishing a pair of guns in the street last night in the Harewood area.
According to Cpl. Tammy Douglas, RCMP Island District spokeswoman, the incident took place at approximately 7:10 p.m. in the Park Avenue and Seventh Street area of Nanaimo and involved a 34-year-old man.
“Nanaimo RCMP responded to a report of a male in the street … waving two black handguns and yelling,” Douglas said in an e-mail. “This resulted in large police response and the immediate area including the intersection were blocked off. The male was no longer in the street on police arrival and exited a residence. He was impaired by drugs and arrested without incident.”
Douglas said the guns turned out to be “airsoft pistols” and were confiscated by police.
Charges have not yet been laid.
Nobody has injured in the incident, Douglas said.